Michigan employees who have to leave work due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for unemployment benefits. For individuals that were required to leave work because of self-isolation or quarantine due to increased risk or displayed symptoms of COVID-19, having contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or a family care responsibility as a result of a government directive will be considered having left work involuntarily for medical reasons and laid off. Eligible individuals will have up to 28 days from the last day worked to file a claim for up to 26 weeks of benefits.
Self Employed Workers: Under the federal CARES Act, unemployment benefits have been expanded to include self-employed, 1099 contractors, and low-wage workers. Those unable to work will receive $600 a week for up to 4 months. Benefits are available for up to 39 weeks. Click below for more details and to apply.
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